Island Cottage Woods Preserve

Location: Town of Greece, Monroe County

Size: 61 acres

Description: This Preserve is a favorite birding site consisting of a partially wooded area bordering the western edge of Round Pond. It is tops among local, critical migratory bird stopover habitats.


Trail Description: A loop trail begins just past the guardrail that blocks Old Island Cottage Road. There are several boardwalks and benches throughout the entire trail system. The ½-mile trail loops through woods and has a few views over the cattail wetlands. An extension connects along the edge of the Round Pond marsh to Schaller’s Woods (privately owned).

Getting There

Driving Directions: Exit off of Rte 390 onto Latta Road. Go east to the first intersection -- Island Cottage Road. Go north on Island Cottage Road. The entrance to the Preserve is off of a small portion of Old Island Cottage Road on the east side immediately adjacent to the "Lake Plains Waterfowl" club house.

Approximate Address of Parking: 1000 Island Cottage Road, Greece, NY

GPS coordinates: 43.273819,-77.660235

Preserve Rules

Photos by Nigel P. Kent, Willie D'Anna, and Genesee Land Trust staff